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Galium aparine (Cleavers)

Galium comes from the Greek work Gahla meaning �milk� because the plant was used to curdle milk for cheese making and aparine from the Greek apariro meaning �to seize� because it clings on you. Galium aparine has a long history of domestic medicinal use and is also widely used by modern herbalists. It is often taken to treat skin problems like seborrhoea, eczema, psoriasis due to its diuretic properties. It also makes a good poultice for wounds, ulcers and has anti-cancer properties.